Report: Boston Globe-Based Film Casts Schreiber, Ruffalo, Keaton

The real life characters (top row) who inspired the roles for the actors (bottom row).
The real life characters (top row) who inspired the roles for the actors (bottom row). –

Could Hollywood be sending more A-list actors our way?

If “Spotlight,’’ a film based on The Boston Globe Spotlight team’s extensive investigation and groundbreaking reporting on the Catholic Church scandal, films scenes in Boston (and gets the cast reported by Deadline), the answer is most definitely yes.

Deadline’s exclusive Aug. 8 report states that the film will feature “Ray Donovan’’ star Liev Schreiber as the Globe’s then-editor, Marty Baron, “Batman’’ actor Michael Keaton as the Spotlight team’s editor, Walter Robinson, and Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams as current Globe reporter Michael Rezendes and former Globe reporter Sacha Pfeiffer, respectively.


Aaron Eckhart and Stanley Tucci will also reportedly star in the Tom McCarthy-directed film.

The post cites that Anonymous Content’s Steve Grolin and Michael Sugar (“True Detective’’) will produce the film with Rocklin/Faust’s Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust. It also states that Open Road’s Tom Ortenberg and Peter Lawson will executive produce alongside Participant Media’s executive producers Jonathan King and Jeff Skoll. Open Road will serve as the US distributor.

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